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Sunday January 11, 2015 4:45 pm:
Ultra runner Bill Dodson to attempt 100K record
The MadCity 100K will be proud to welcome Bill Dodson to our 2015 race. Bill will be attempting to set the age group 100K record at this USATF certified event. What age group, you ask? Bill is 80 years old. Whether you're running the 100K, 50K or 50K relay, you'll have an opportunity to run alongside Bill and encourage him.
Jan 11, 2015
Jan 11, 2015
8 hrs ago
Tuesday February 11, 2014 7:45 am:
USATF Qualifying Standards for 2014 100K National Team
Qualifying Standards The USATF 100 km National Team will compete in the 2014 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 100 Km World Cup under the patronage of the IAAF in Daugavpils, Latvia on August 31, 2014. The annual 100 km World Championship race is the one international venue at which USA Track & Field (USATF) has fielded an ultra-distance team for over a decade. The United States will be represented by the USATF 100 km Team of up to six men and up to six women ultramarathon runners. The team and alternates will be selected by the USATF Mountain/Ultra/Trail Running Council which was established in 1998 to help USATF administer ultrarunning in the United States. Qualifying Window: 2/27/2013- 6/1/2014 Team Selected: June 2-3, 2014 Team Announced: June 4, 2014 Standards for Consideration for 2014 US National 100 Km Team To be considered for the USA 100 km National Team, American runners must be citizens of the United States of America, current USATF members and meet one of the following qualifying standards. American athletes who finish in the top 10 men or women at the 2013 IAU 100 Km World Championship will receive automatic team selection (up to 3 per gender). (N/A for 2014 due to lack of 2013 World Championship) (qualification valid for the following calendar year World Championship only) The winner of the 2014 USA 100 Km National Championship (if contested) will receive automatic team selection. (qualification valid for the next closest future World Championship only) The top American male and female finishers at the 2013 IAU 100 Km World Championship will be selected into the pool if they place in the top 15 overall for their gender. (N/A for 2014 due to lack of 2013 World Championship) (qualification valid for the following calendar year World Championship only) Athletes who meet the following qualifying standards between February 27, 2013 and June 1, 2014 will be selected into the pool: Road 100km: Sub 7:20:00 (Men) or Sub 8:40:00 (Women) Road 50 Mile: Sub 5:40:00 (Men) or Sub 6:40:00 (Women) or who meet the respective qualifying standards at any of the following three well established trail races also will be considered: JFK 50 Mile (11/23/2013): Sub 6:00:00 (Men) or Sub 7:15:00 (Women) American River 50 Mile (4/5/2014): Sub 5:50:00 (Men) or Sub 6:50 (Women) Ice Age 50 Mile (5/10/2014): Sub 6:10:00 (Men) or Sub 7:20:00 (Women) See the Performance List for a list of athletes who have met at least one of the criteria above. Team Selection Process Athletes will be named to the team from the team selection pool using the following procedures: Athletes will be named to the team based on the order of the criteria above until all the team spots are filled. Priority will be assigned to 100 km road performances, as that is the actual race distance, but 50 mile road and designated trail race performances (see above) will be evaluated by Mountain, Ultra, and Trail Council of USATF and the performance deemed superior overall will have precedence. Athletes not automatically selected to the team through standards 1-3 above will be selected according to best performances within qualifying guidelines. If fewer than 6 athletes achieve the qualifying standards for consideration, no fewer than 4 athletes (three scoring and one additional) will be named based on performance. If more than 6 athletes achieve the qualifying standards for consideration, up to 3 alternates (i.e., 6 team members and 3 alternates) will be named sequentially based on performance. Alternates must meet the same standards for consideration based on performance. Alternates are encouraged to prepare, as they may be named to compete at any time if one of the other team members is unable to compete. Selected athletes and alternates will be notified on or before July 15, 2013 Current Qualifiers (As of 12/2/2013) Women Automatic Qualifiers Criterion 1 (Top 10 at 100 km WC) N/A- No 2013 WC held Automatic Qualifier Criterion 2 (Winner U.S. National Championship) To be determined at Mad City 100Km, April 12, 2014, Madison, WI Criterion 4 (Time-50 Mile/100 km) Meghan Arbogast, 7:50:31, Shibamata 100K, Tokyo, Japan, 6/1/2013 Amy Sproston, 7:50:32, Shibamata 100K, Tokyo, Japan, 6/1/2013 Carolyn Smith, 8:36:26.7, Mad City 100K, Madison, WI, 4/20/2013 Cassie Scallon 6:24:01, Tussey Mountainback 50 Mile, PA, 10/20/13 Criterion 5 (Selected Trail Races) Cassie Scallon, 6:46:38, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI 5/11/2013 Emily Harrison, 6:35:05, JFK 50 Mile, MD 11/23/2013 Men Automatic Qualifiers Criterion 1 (Top 10 at 100 km WC) N/A- No 2013 WC held Automatic Qualifier Criterion 2 (Winner U.S. National Championship) To be determined at Mad City 100Km, April 12, 2014, Madison, WI Criterion 4 (Time- 50 Mile/100K) Matt Flaherty, 5:28:11, Tussey Mountainback 50 Mile, PA, 10/20/2013 Zach Bitter, 5:32:22, Tussey Mountainback 50 Mile, PA 10/20/2013 Criterion 5 (Selected Trail Races) David Riddle, 5:56:46, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI, 5/11/2013 Brian Condon, 6:07:49, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI, 5/11/2013 Zach Bitter, 6:08:14, Ice Age 50 Mile, WI, 5/11/2013 Zach Miller 5:38:53, JFK 50 Mile, MD, 11/23/2013 Matt Flaherty 5:44:37, JFK 50 Mile, MD, 11/23/2013 Mike Wardian, 5:55:37, JFK 50 Mile, MD, 11/23/2013 For any questions please contact - Howard Nippert, Professional Coaching for Runners at [email protected]
Feb 11, 2014 1903
22 hrs ago
Thursday January 16, 2014 8:45 am:
2014 Race Packet Pick-Up
The hours for Packet Pick-Up will be as follows: - Friday April 11 3:00PM - 7:00PM All 100K runners must pick up their packets on Friday! - Saturday April 12 6:30AM - 8:00AM Runners in the 50K Solo and 50K Relay can pick up their packets on Friday or Saturday. Packet Pick-Up is at the Vilas Shelter on located at 702 S Randall Ave, Madison, WI (see map link). Remember that Randall Avenue is a one-way street so for the closest parking you should approach from the North. But hey, you're runners after all so feel free to park far away and have a nice jog to get your packet.

Jan 16, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
6 hrs ago
Friday March 29, 2013 10:00 am:
Real Time Race tracking from RunRace
Dear MadCity Ultras 100K Solo, 50K Solo,, and 50K Relay Runners, Your family and friends back home will be able to follow your progress for our 7th Annual MadCity Ultras race on April 20th. Our timing partner,, and webmaster, Bill Thom, will have 10-kilometer (i.e. one-lap) split times posted at our Solo Race Webcast. Our MadCity Ultras Webcast has proven to be a very popular service for participants, their friends and family over the years. As solo runners and relay teams make their respective finish line we'll have Results in near real-time at Race Results.
Mar 29, 2013
Mar 29, 2013
10 hrs ago
Thursday March 21, 2013 7:30 am:
Press Release for 2013 Race
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Mar 21, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Fri 8:14 pm
Tuesday March 19, 2013 3:45 pm:
Race updates and news
Be sure to check out Facebook event page for news, updates, RSVP's and pre-race buzz. Tout your relay team or predict your finish. Post pictures. Be creative!

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Mar 19, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
Fri 2:36 pm
Monday March 26, 2012 10:30 am:
Official Race Starter anounced - UW Madison's Maverick Darling
The Official Starter for the 2012 Mad City 50K will be Maverick Darling. Maverick is a member of the reigning NCAA national champion University of Wisconsin Badgers cross country team. A junior at UW and a native of Ovid, Michigan, Maverick has earned first-team All-Big Ten honors in cross country all three years he has been a Badger. Read more about Maverick at the link provided.

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Mar 26, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
8 hrs ago
Monday March 26, 2012 10:30 am:
Course record holder Patrick Russell to wear 00 in 2012
Race Director Timo Yanacheck has announced that Patrick Russell will wear special bib number "00" in this Saturday's solo 50K race. Patrick, age 36, now living in St. Paul, MN, is our 50K course record holder. He set the record in the 2009 race with an outstanding time of 3 hours, 8 minutes, 28 seconds.
Mar 26, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
Thu 8:33 am
Monday March 26, 2012 10:30 am:
Medical Staff volunteer from Dean Clinic
Deanne Eccles, M.D. and her medical team from Madison's Dean Clinic will once again provide medical services for runners during the Mad City 50K. Dr. Eccles and Dean staff members have been serving the Mad City 100K and Mad City 50K since the inception of the races in 2007.
Mar 26, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
Wed 9:06 pm
Sunday March 18, 2012 7:00 pm:
50K Ultra - Top Performances
Top dozen all-time performances, Mad City 50K Men 1. Patrick Russell, MI, 3:08:28 (2009)* 2. Jim O'Brien, IL, 3:27:07 (2011) 3. Ronaldo Ribeiro, WI, 3:33:24 (2009) 4. Tom Kielpinski, WI, 3:45:27 (2009) 5. David Krall, WI, 3:49:53 (2010) 6. Jon Eiden, WI, 3:57:30 (2011) Women 1. Julie Spencer, WI, 3:34:45 (2009)* 2. Carolyn Smith, WI, 3:39:57 (2009) 3. Beverly Anderson-Abbs, CA, 3:44:12 (2010) 4. Carolyn Smith, WI, 3:51:07 (2011) 5. Ann Heaslett, WI, 4:03:41 (2009) 6. Julie Treder, WI, 4:09:57 (2011) * = course record
Mar 18, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
23 hrs ago
Sunday March 18, 2012 8:15 am:
Record warm temperautes in March
Visited the Arb yesterday - stuff is blooming! Forecasts continue to be well above average temperatures for March. Who would have thought you'd be running in July conditions?
Mar 18, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
18 hrs ago
Friday March 16, 2012 9:15 am:
Recordholder Roy Pirrung to be honored
Legendary ultramarathoner Roy Pirrung will be honored with wearing bib number "1" for the 2012 Mad City 50K. Roy, age 63, from Kohler, WI, has set more national ultra age group records than any other American over the course of his long career. At the US national championship 50K race in Caumsett Park, NY, on March 4, Roy covered the distance in 4 hours, 39 minutes, 5 seconds, averaging under 9 minutes per mile and finishing in the top half of the field overall.
Mar 16, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
Fri 3:38 pm
Monday March 12, 2012 5:00 pm:
Registration for the 50K Ultra at a rapid pace
As of March 12 we have 40 registrants for the 50K Ultra - on pace to reach 50... or more!
Mar 12, 2012
Mar 12, 2012
Fri 8:17 pm
Friday February 24, 2012 12:15 pm:
The 2012 Race is coordinated by the Wisconsin Track Club
The Wisconsin Track Club is a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA).

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Feb 24, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
Thu 5:02 pm
Thursday January 26, 2012 9:30 am:
USATF certifies Wisconsin State Championship
The MadCity 50K has been certified by the USATF as the 2012 Wisconsin State Championship 50K for both Open and Masters.
Jan 26, 2012
Jan 26, 2012
20 hrs ago
Saturday January 21, 2012 9:30 am:
MadCity 50K Relay Facebook Event
Whether you're racing or watching (and cheering, of course), be sure to RSVP on this facebook event page.

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Jan 21, 2012
Jan 21, 2012
6 hrs ago
Thursday January 12, 2012 3:15 pm:
Hotel Options
Here's a list of several nearby hotels:

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Thu 11:07 pm
Tuesday October 11, 2011 7:30 pm:
World Championship 100K Race Report
Congratulations to Team USA! Of the 12 men and women on the 2011 Team, 10 qualified for the 100K World Championship race at the US National Championship MadCity 100K. Read the complete report at the link below.

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Oct 11, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
21 hrs ago
Saturday April 9, 2011 8:45 pm:
Race Results
Congratulations to all the 100K, 50K and 50K Relay runners. Complete 2011 race results are posted here at

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Apr 9, 2011
Apr 9, 2011
16 hrs ago
Thursday April 7, 2011 8:45 am:
Mad City 100K and 50K - Saturday
Dear 100K and 50K solo runners, Registration for the Mad City 100K races closed last night at midnight, and I am very pleased to report that you will be running among 30 runners in the 100K US national championship event, 26 runners in the competitive, non-championship 50K event, and over 40 50K relay teams. These are great numbers. Thank you very much for participating. Remember how the race starts on Saturday morning. I'll start the 100K solo runners at 6:30 a.m., led by one or more bicyclists for at least the first loop (10 kilometers). At 6:30 a.m., the sun is not quite up, but it is light enough to see without flashlights. At 8:00 a.m. I'll start the 50K solo runners and all the relay teams, also to be led by bicycle. You'll all be out there together then. The course closes (and the race ends) at 7:30 p.m. Packet pickup at the Vilas Park shelter is available on Friday (tomorrow) from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. If necessary, you can come to the shelter on Saturday morning, but I encourage you to come Friday just to spread out the "crowd" a little bit. Also, I will hold a pre-race briefing at 6:00 p.m. Friday (tomorrow) where our USATF rep Lin Gentling and I will talk about the rules of competition, the aid station rules, the course, and so on, and be available to answer any of your questions. Safe travels, and I'll see you all soon.Timo.
Apr 7, 2011
Apr 7, 2011
14 hrs ago
Wednesday April 6, 2011 1:15 pm:
For Solo Runners - new "refreshment zone" rules - prohibition against "accompanying"
Dear solo 100K and 50K runners, I am writing this message to all you solo runners, regardless of whether you will be in the 100K national championship race or not. No matter how "competitive" you intend to be for your race this Saturday, the "refreshment zone" rules will apply to you and your crews. The Mad City 100K attempts to duplicate the rules of competition and "refreshment zone" conditions mandated for the World Championship 100K. In fact, for the US national championship race on Saturday, compliance is required. But I am expecting all solo runners, including 50K runners and non-competitive 100K runners, to be compliant with the National Championship rules , so please bear with me while I lay this out for you. I think you will find that these rules look "harder" than they are in practice. At the race, you will be able to see how easy it is to comply with these requested rules. I'll have the 200-meter long "refreshment zones" conspicuously marked with signs. I'll talk with your crews informally. My aid station volunteers and I will talk to you. I feel confident that everything will go just as smoothly as it does here every year, even if there were a few new wrinkles added by the International Association of Ultrarunners (I.A.U.) last year. The guiding principle to be observed is that now your "handlers" cannot accompany you in any way. In this sense, a handler might be your personal crew, or it might be one of my aid station volunteers - the same rules apply. We have all been in races where our handler walks or runs alongside us to hand us a bottle or food so that we don't have to slow down. You can't do that anymore. Yes, your handler can hand you stuff, but no, your handler can't "accompany" you for any distance. When you come to the marked "refreshment zone", your handler must be virtually stationary when handing stuff to you. That means you may have to slow down or stop to receive your bottle, etc. from your handler's hand or from the aid station table. If you fumble the handoff, you have to pick it up yourself or go on without - your handler can't pick it up and bring it to you. If you're given the wrong item by your handler, you have to go back to your handler or table and get the right one - your handler can't chase after you and give it to you. Take another common situation: you want to drop a bottle or piece of clothing. You do not need to hand it off to your "stationary" handler - you are allowed to drop it anywhere within the refreshment zone. But your handler can't pick it up for you until you've exited the refreshment zone - otherwise, your handler is moving along with you while you are in the 200-meter long refreshment zone, and that can be interpreted as "accompanying" you. That said, let me assure you that your handler - whether your spouse, valet, or an aid station volunteer - can still be of great service to you. The designated "refreshment zone" at each aid station will be 200 meters long. Within those friendly confines you select where you wish your personal zone to be. At that established and defined point, you (the runner) can stop, step off the course, change clothes/shoes with the assistance of your handler(s), get more stuff out of your duffle bag - all the usual activities that you love to have a crew for. However, all this activity must be done within that personally defined zone which is one (1) meter in front and on either side of your table or small piece of claimed real estate. What you can't let happen is to have your handler "accompany" you during the race, even if it's for a step or two. For example, you can "claim" a piece of real estate approximately one (1) meter by one (1) meter and imagine this to be your personal aid station zone. Within this parameter, you must receive all your aid from your handler(s). Your handler(s) can extend this personal aid zone to be one (1) meter in front (as long as they are off the course and not interrupting another runner) and one (1) meter to either side of the established and defined personal aid zone. Changing clothes, shoes, attending to minor first aid issues, etc. must be done within this parameter . Last year at the World Championship 100K race in Gibraltar, this rule was put into effect for the first time. Most nations complied, but there was a certain well-known large country whose team very nearly was DQ'd for not taking this rule seriously. After a round of stern warnings in the early stages of the race, an international official was assigned to stand at that country's table and document any further violations so the ultimate sanction could be imposed. I don't say this to scare you, but to emphasize that enforcement is expected of me. To be fair to all participants, we will employ the rule often used in soccer. We will not give any disqualifications without ample warning and explanation. The ample warning will occur in the form of a verbal "yellow" card. The second warning will be the verbal "red" card, which will result in a disqualification. This will be fair and uniform to all runners and be the judgment of the race referee. So, as I say, we'll talk you through this on race day. We'll counsel your handlers. We'll answer all questions asked of us. In the end, I believe we'll have what we all want: a fair race, with you runners receiving all the assistance we can legally give you, in a way that isn't all that much different than what you're already used to. Bottom line: our expectation is that we will not issue any disqualifications and that with ample instruction and guidance, we will have full compliance. Please communicate these expectations to your handlers. We will be fully prepared to assist in any way necessary. Mistakes or misinterpretations are OK and expected. We just don't want the same mistake made repeatedly by the same handlers. Finally, remember that we will conduct a briefing/meeting for all runner sat the Vilas Park shelter on the evening before the race, April 8, beginning at 6 p.m., where any questions can be addressed. Timo.
Apr 6, 2011
Apr 6, 2011
Fri 2:48 pm
Sunday April 3, 2011 7:00 pm:
Live Webcast - follow your runner with live lap times - 100K and 50K solo runners
Your family and friends back home will be able to follow your progress in the race on April 9. Our timing partner,, and webmaster, Bill Thom, will have 10-kilometer (i.e. lap) split times posted at;=a5. Bill's webcast has proven to be a very popular service for the Mad City 100K over the years. Finish times and places will be posted at;=a4.
Apr 3, 2011
Apr 3, 2011
2 hrs ago
Sunday April 3, 2011 9:45 am:
Aid Station Food and Beverages - 100K and 50K Solo Runners
Here is a list of the foods and beverages we expect to have available for you at both aid stations in our race (i.e. at the start/finish area and in the Arb). With the exception of the Raman noodle soup (which won't be available in the early laps of the race), every effort will be made to provide these items throughout the race. If you see a particular item here that you absolutely cannot do without, then the best advice is for you to bring some of your own just in case we unexpectedly run out. If you don't see something here that you may want during the race, bring it yourself. Whatever you bring to the race - your so-called 'specialty needs' - we will make available for you within the aid stations. Remember that all aid must come to you only at the two official aid stations. M&M;'s, Oreos, Animal Crackers, peanut butter crackers, bananas, oranges, cantaloupe, watermelon, jelly beans, saltines, pretzels, potato chips, Cheez-its, salt, green olives, bread, peanut butter, jelly, Coca Cola, Sprite, Mountain. Dew, Raman noodles soup, boiled potatoes (not sliced). Of course, we will also have HEED sports drink and good ol' Wisconsin water. There is no one better at caring for you than our aid station captains and volunteers. They are among the most knowledgeable, experienced, and friendly you will find anywhere. They want to help you. Your success is their success. Talk to them so they can take care of you the way you want to be taken care of.
Apr 3, 2011
Apr 3, 2011
6 hrs ago
Sunday April 3, 2011 9:30 am:
Packet Pick-Up and Pre-Race Meeting - 100K and 50K Solo runners
Dear 50K and 100K solo runners, Packet pickup for the race will be at the Vilas Park shelter on Friday afternoon/evening, April 8, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. If you are a 100K runner and just can't get there in time, please let me know and I'll make your pickup easier early on Saturday morning. Remember that the 100K race starts at 6:30 a.m. CDT. 50K runners can pick up packets Friday afternoon/evening, or wait until Saturday morning. Your choice. Remember that the 50K race starts at 8:00 a.m. CDT. Race director Timo Yanacheck will conduct a pre-race meeting at the Vilas Park shelter at 6 p.m. Friday. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear about and ask questions about such important topics as the USATF rules of competition, aid station setups, US team eligibility, and so on. It will also be a nice time to meet informally with experienced and less experienced ultramarathoners entered in the race. Crews are welcome to attend this meeting.
Apr 3, 2011
Apr 3, 2011
16 hrs ago
Monday April 5, 2010 5:30 pm:
Greg Crowther to Wear No. 1 in 100K Championship Race
Greg Crowther has been assigned racing bib no. 1 to wear this Saturday in the Mad City 100K US national championship race, Race Director Timo Yanacheck has announced. Greg, 36, from Seattle, won the inaugural 100-kilometer Mad City race to earn the American championship in 2007. His time of 7 hours, 14 minutes, 31 seconds stands as the second-fastest time ever run on the Mad City course.
Apr 5, 2010
Apr 5, 2010
Thu 8:29 pm
Thursday April 1, 2010 5:30 pm:
RunRace to produce race day "Webcast" for long-distance fans
As in years past we will host our race day "Webcast" through RunRace. Our free Webcast will track and report participant progress in near real-time, along with blog entries and photos of the action. We will be posting checkpoint splits for solo and team runners on each lap completed (10K intervals). Our 2010 Mad City 100K Webcast can be found using this direct link:;=a5 (se below). You will also find clickable links to our Mad City 100K Webcast on the Home Page of our Mad City 100K website and on the Home Page of RunRace: Competitors, feel free to share this information with your friends and family who want to track your progress as you make your way along your Mad City 100K adventure!

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Mar 31, 2010
Mar 31, 2010
Thu 5:18 pm
Wednesday March 31, 2010 5:15 pm:
Local Heroine Ann Heaslett to start 50K racers
Ann Heaslett, Madison running star and 5-time member of Team USA, will be the official starter for the Mad City 50K race and the popular relay event, "Run for the Ages". Ann ran on American teams that competed in the World Cup 100K in France (2001), Belgium (2002), Taiwan (2003), The Netherlands (2004), and Japan (2005). The US women won the team bronze medal for 3rd place in Taiwan and the team gold medal for 1st in Japan.
Mar 31, 2010
Apr 5, 2010
Fri 9:58 pm
Monday March 29, 2010 5:00 pm:
"Fast Eddie" Rousseau going for age group records...
Ed Rousseau, age 70, announced that he will be running for not one, but two US national age group records in the 2010 Mad City 100K. He has his sights set on both the 100-kilometer and the 12-hour run marks. Known as "Fast Eddie" by all who know him, this Minneapolis ultra veteran is not just talk. Last November he broke the 12-hour run record for 70-74 year olds with a distance of 58.1 miles. The current 100K record for the age group is 11 hours, 51 minutes. "If I break the 100K record, that will be a 12-hour record also," Ed wrote, "and if I can somehow keep going...I can stretch it out a bit further." He advised race management, "Stop me at 12 hours."
Mar 29, 2010
Mar 29, 2010
5 hrs ago
Sunday March 28, 2010 11:30 am:
Current course records
Going into our 2010 race on April 10, these are the Mad City 100K course records: 100K men - Michael Wardian, Virginia, 2008, 6:56:57; 100K women - Julie Udchachon, Alaska, 2007, 8:09:04; 50K men - Patrick Russell, Michigan, 2009, 3:08:28; 50K women - Julie Spencer, Wisconsin, 2009, 3:34:45.
Mar 28, 2010
Mar 28, 2010
Thu 2:20 pm
Tuesday March 23, 2010 7:15 pm:
Team USA selection criteria, timeline
Timo has posted a complete description of the process USATF uses to select the 6 men and 6 women who will represent the USA at the World Championship 100K race in Gibraltar in November. Press the "Reports" button in the left margin and check it out. Also, you'll find Timo's new "Report" with up-to-date information on the American ultramaarthoners who have already qualified for consideration for the team.
Mar 23, 2010
Mar 23, 2010
Thu 8:19 pm
Monday March 22, 2010 3:15 pm:
Spring is on its way to Madison for sure.
The trees in Madison are still bare, but the ice on Lake Wingra is melting, as proven by our friend Mike Sproul, who took a dip last weekend.
Mar 22, 2010
Mar 22, 2010
20 hrs ago
Saturday March 20, 2010 12:30 pm:
Pre-race rules meeting for runners competing in 100K national championship race
A special briefing for all 100K solo runners competing for USATF national championship honors will be held in the Vilas Park shelter the evening before the race, on Friday, April 9, starting at 6:00 p.m. USATF liaison and former national champion Lin Gentling will go over the rules of competition and answer questions from you runners and your supporters. Lin, from Rochester, MN, has been the perennial team manager for the USA national ultramarathon teams and will be leading the American delegation to the 2010 World Championship 100K in Gibraltar in November. She is an excellent resource for information about ultramarathon running at the international level. Lin can also answer your questions about qualifying standards for Team USA and the team selection process.
Mar 9, 2010
Mar 20, 2010
10 hrs ago
Saturday March 20, 2010 11:45 am:
UltraRunning magazine's Year in Review for 2009
The March issue of UltraRunning magazine has an informative feature summarizing achievements in our sport in 2009. Among some of the items pertaining to elite competitors entered so far in this year's Mad City 100K: Top 50-mile times (men) in the world: Oz Pearlman (1st), Chikara Omine (3rd), Greg Crowther (4th), Michael Arnstein (5th). Top 50-mile times (women) in the world: Meghan Arbogast (4th), Annette Bednosky (6th and 9th). Top 100-kilometers times (men) in the US: Chad Ricklefs (3rd and 10th), Howard Nippert (4th). Top 100-kilometers times (women) in the US: Meghan Arbogast (3rd and 26th), Jenny Capel (17th), Beverley Anderson-Abbs (25th). Four or more victories in ultramarathons (men): Chikara Omine (5). Four or more victories in ultramarthons (women): Beverley Anderson-Abbs (6), Jenny Capel (4).

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Mar 20, 2010
Mar 21, 2010
Fri 4:06 am
Friday March 19, 2010 1:15 pm:
Timo thanks City of Madison
The City of Madison has been fantastic in its administrative support of the Mad City 100K. Timo recently made a preliminary tour of the course with Sgt. Cindy Mierow of the Madison Police Department (shown here) and found everything in order. (FYI, in 2005, Sgt. Mierow was inducted into the Edgewood College Athletic Hall of Fame; runners in the Mad City 100K run through a portion of the college's scenic campus.) The course is over Madison's most popular 10-kilometer race route, much of it within the City's jurisdiction. Being an urban race, numerous City departments need to be involved in the proper planning of the Mad City 100K events, including Police (Sgt. Mierow) and Parks (Ms. Kathryn Padorr). Timo greatly appreciates the positive working relationship he has enjoyed with City officials over the years. For more information about the City of Madison and some of the many opportunities and services here (as well as local weather and news), you can check out the City's website at .

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Mar 19, 2010
Mar 24, 2010
Fri 2:54 pm
Wednesday March 17, 2010 8:30 pm:
Website opened
Under the direction of Race Director Tim (Timo) Yanacheck and advisory role of Jason Dorgan (Co Race Director of the Kettle Moraine 100) the website for the Mad City 100K Road Race is open to the public.

Website designed and programmed by Bill Thom, Kemper Tech, Inc.: [email protected]
Mad City 100K Logo and illustrations by Mike Kasun, Mike Kasun Illustration.

Participant race registration is opened for all our events through the website of:

Jan 2, 2007
Mar 17, 2010
Thu 12:05 pm
Wednesday March 17, 2010 8:15 pm:
2010 prize money determined
For the 2010 running of the Mad City 100K Solo Championship USATF members will compete for prize money in both male and female categories as follows:
All runners are invited to participate! To be eligible for prize money and race awards solo runners must be U.S. Citizens and current members of USA Track & Field. You can access the website of USA Track & Field and apply for membership at: USATF.ORG
In accordance with the rules of USA Track & Field: "USATF's website shall be the exclusive host for Championship results." We will provide a link to those results of athletes competing in the Championship competition.

Jan 12, 2008
Mar 17, 2010
Thu 8:19 pm
Wednesday March 17, 2010 6:00 pm:
2010 Mad City 100K earns "Bronze Label"
The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) has awarded the 2010 Mad City 100K its Bronze Label. The IAU is the governing body for international competitions such as the annual 100-kilometer World Championship race in Gibraltar this fall.

The Bronze Label identifies the Mad City 100K as having met the standards set for a race of this stature. Bronze Label status assures eligibility for recognition of world records. It also places Mad City 100K finishers on the annual list of world-wide rankings. The Bronze Label has a special importance for elite runners, as it figures into the calculation of the travel grants for those invited to a major IAU competition such as the World Cup.

Mar 17, 2008
Mar 17, 2010
Fri 12:51 pm
Monday March 15, 2010 7:30 pm:
Race day medical team to be led by Dr. Deanna Eccles
Timo is very pleased to announce that Deanna Eccles, M.D., will head up the Mad City 100K medical team again this year. Dr. Eccles and her volunteer health care staff will be set up at Vilas Park shelter near the start/finish line. Many, many thanks to these first-rate professionals and to Dean Clinic for their support of the race.

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Mar 15, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
Fri 2:56 pm
Monday March 15, 2010 5:00 pm:
Hammer Nutrition products to be served at race
Hammer Nutrition - maker of Hammer Gel and HEED sports drink - will again be providing energy products for the Mad City 100K. Pouches of Hammer Gel will be available at our aid stations. HEED will be the official drink mix served as well. Many thanks to the good people at Hammer Nutrition for their generosity and support.

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Mar 15, 2010
Mar 15, 2010
3 hrs ago
Wednesday March 10, 2010 12:15 am:
USA 100K teams to compete for World Championship in Gibraltar in November
Up to 6 American men and 6 American women will be selected by USATF to represent the USA in the annual World Championship 100K on November 9, 2010. The venue for the race of international elite ultramarathoners will be in Gibraltar. USA team selection is now underway. Details of the selection process will be published here in the weeks ahead. As host of the 2010 USA national championship race, the Mad City 100K has an important role to play. The winning male and the winning female in the national championship race on April 10 will receive automatic berths on the team, assuming they meet the qualifying time standuard (7:20:00 for men, 8:40:00 for women). And Race Director Timo Yanacheck is quick to point out that the Mad City 100K winners have beat the standard every year that the race has been contested since 2007.
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 28, 2010
10 hrs ago
Wednesday March 10, 2010 12:00 am:
USATF issues new championship logo for Mad City 100K
USA Track & Field has created this new logo especially for America's national championship 100-kilometer run at the Mad City 100K. The spiffy red, white, and blue symbol is proudly posted on the race website's homepage.
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 10, 2010
10 hrs ago
Wednesday March 10, 2010 12:00 am:
Special 2010 race price for Madison Sheraton Hotel
Timo has again arranged for a block of rooms to be set aside at a special reduced rate at the Sheraton Madison Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive., Madison. The phone number for the hotel is (608) 251-2300; ask for "reservations" and be sure to mention the Mad City 100K when booking a room.
Mar 10, 2010
Mar 26, 2010
1 hr ago
Tuesday March 9, 2010 11:30 pm:
World Cup 100K is now a World Championship
Fantastic news for those of us worldwide who value ultramarathoning: the International Association of Athletic Federations has authorized the upgrade of the annual World Cup 100K to World Championship status. This is an historic step forward for the sport. Dirk Strumane of Belgium, president of the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU), made the announcement on the organization's website (address below). Put this in the "You-didn't-hear-it-from-me" category, but Timo says he believes this moves the 100-kilometer road race a little closer to becoming an Olympic event someday. By the way, if you love ultramarathoning, you will want to check out IAU's website. It's easy to use, published mostly in English, and full of news about fascinating races - past and future - all around the world.

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Mar 10, 2010
Mar 10, 2010
9 hrs ago
Tuesday March 9, 2010 10:00 pm:
2010 Packet Pickup
100K solo runners should check in and pick up their timing chips, bib numbers, and goody bags the evening before the race. The welcome reception and informational gathering will take place the Vilas Park shelter (near the start/finish line) on Friday, April 9, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Runners, feel free to bring your crew and family for this informal get-together. There will not be a dinner, but light refreshments will be served. 50K solo runners and relay team captains are encouraged to do the same - come to the Vilas Park shelter on Friday, April 9, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. If necessary, 50K solo runners and relay team captains can check in at the Vilas Park shelter on race day, Saturday, April 10, between 6:45 a.m. and 8 a.m.
Mar 9, 2010
Mar 17, 2010
10 hrs ago
Tuesday March 9, 2010 9:45 pm:
Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton to be official race starter
Suzy Favor Hamilton will serve as our official starter for the 2010 Mad City 100K. A Wisconsin native who makes her home in Madison, Suzy is a University of Wisconsin alumna, many-time NCAA and national champion, and Olympic athlete. You can find out more about Suzy's running career and interests on her website, .

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Mar 9, 2010
Mar 9, 2010
9 mins ago
Tuesday February 9, 2010 1:45 pm:
Mad City 100K Website Update...
On Tuesday February 9th our Mad City 100K website went through a major upgrade. Now, through our website we'll be able to Post information quicker in an effort to keep everyone updated on our latest Bulletins and Press Releases, as well as all other web related content. Click into... "Race Info" for our latest Bulletins and Press Releases. "Reports" for our interactive Reports and Image Galleries... feel free to post your Mad City 100K report and images! "Sponsors" for our valuable Sponsors List... where you may become a sponsor of our race and list your sponsor content & logo! "Contact Us" to quickly get in touch with us. We encourage you to keep up with all the latest information as it relates to our Mad City 100K - USATF National Championship Race!
Feb 9, 2010 3474
10 hrs ago
[Logo: RunRace Network]
Friday January 1, 2010 12:00 am:
Race registration opens for events of the 2010 Mad City 100K
Race registration for events of the 4th Annual Mad City 100K is open through Click into RunRace for registration and to see "Who's Registered".

4th Annual Mad City Events...
* Mad City 100K Solo... USA Track & Field National Championship.
* Mad City 50K Solo... an ultra taste of the madness.
* Mad City 50K Relay... teams do battle over 5 laps of the Mad City course.

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Dec 29, 2009 3185
Thu 10:19 pm
[Logo: 2010 Mad City 100K]
Friday November 20, 2009 7:30 pm:
Timo announces official race date the 2010 Mad City 100K
   Race Director Tim "Timo" Yanacheck announces the date for the 4th Annual Mad City 100K to be Saturday April 10th, 2010 in Madison, Wisconsin. Mad City 100K will serve as USA Track & Field's 2010 national championship for the 100 kilometer road race distance. The race is open to all... to be eligible for prize money and national championship awards participants must be US citizens and registered with USA Track & Field.

Run concurrent with the 100K National Championship race will be two other Mad City events, open to all runners...

Mad City 50K... a 50K ultra spin following the same course as the 100K, but at 5 laps, just half the distance.

Mad City 50K Relay... comprised of teams made up of 2 to 5 members.

Dec 29, 2009 3162
13 hrs ago
[Photo: 2008 Mad City 100K Solo Champions, Michael Wardian & Carolyn Smith]
Thursday April 17, 2008 5:00 pm:
Official 2008 Mad City 100K Road Race Photo Gallery is Published
Want photos of the 2008 Mad City 100K?

Check out the action as captured through the lens of our roving photographer, Local Organizing Member, Anna Boldon by clicking into our official Photo Gallery.

Apr 17, 2008 3281
Wed 11:33 am
[RunRace logo]
Wednesday April 16, 2008 3:30 pm:
Timo Praises Race Webcast through
Race Director Timo expresses praise for the race day Webcast, which kept the ultra community connected to race activities - in real time!

Check out Timo's comments by clicking into this one, on our Reports page.

Apr 16, 2008 3251
Fri 7:13 am
[Race Director: Timo]
Monday April 14, 2008 9:45 am:
Timo Recaps the 2008 Mad City 100K Road Race
Race Director Timo sheds his double layered snowmobile suit and recaps the 2008 Mad City 100 Kilometer Road Race.

Check out Timo's recap and important links related to our 2008 Mad City 100K by clicking into our Reports page.

Apr 14, 2008 3286
Fri 4:48 am
[logo: Wisconsin Cheeseman]
Sunday April 6, 2008 1:00 pm:
The Wisconsin Cheeseman to Provide Samples to all Runners
What would a visit to Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, be without some cheese?

One of our loyal and generous sponsors, The Wisconsin Cheeseman, will see to it that every runner in the Mad City 100K national championship 100-kilometer run and our citizen relay "The Race for the Ages", will go home with some fine Wisconsin cheese. You can see their products online at

Apr 6, 2008 4055
5 hrs ago
[Mad City 100K finisher]
Saturday April 5, 2008 7:00 pm:
Timo explains the immediate finish line placing and scoring of the Mad City 100K
We do not have a formal awards ceremony after the Mad City 100K. Place finishes are determined almost as you cross the finish line, and awards are presented to you at the race venue just as soon as possible.

We take into consideration your depleted physical condition after running an ultramarathon. This has proven to be the most compassionate way for us to both honor you with your award and quickly get you on your way back to the comforts of home. You are more than welcome to hang around for as long as you like, however.

Apr 5, 2008
Apr 10, 2008
Thu 12:53 am
[Logo: USA Track & Field]
Monday March 31, 2008 10:30 am:
USATF Rules of Competition
The Mad City 100K and US national championship race will be governed by USA Track & Field's official Rules of Competition. All 100-kilometer solo runners will be required to abide by the rules and face sanctions for violations.

Please review and become familiar with these summary of rules that we've published in our Reports page.

Mar 31, 2008 3333
Wed 2:02 pm
Saturday March 22, 2008 4:00 pm:
Runners tour Mad City's picturesque course
Runners gathered at the Mad City 100K course for an informal winter workout and social event on March 22. Mary Gorski "takes five with friends" around the Mad City 100K course counting down to three weeks to go to race day.

Check out Mary's recap of the tour:

Mar 24, 2008 3083
Thu 6:32 pm
Friday January 18, 2008 12:00 am:
New "Report" published
Timo updates content of the Reports webpage with a new report: Virtual Photo Tour of the Mad City 100K Race Course.
Jan 19, 2007 3341
Wed 10:15 pm
Monday April 2, 2007 11:00 am:
Timo publishes rules and regulations for the Mad City 100K
A revised, final summary of USATF's rules of competition for the national championship 100K race has been released. Please read and become familiar with these USATF Rules and Regulations and information. The Mad City 100K National Championship will be following these guidelines and you will be expected to abide by them.
See a copy of these rules in our Reports webpage.
Apr 2, 2007 3180
Thu 2:07 pm
Sunday March 25, 2007 12:00 pm:
Important requirement for Masters runners in the USATF National Championship
Masters runners (that is, any runner age 40 and over) have a special identification requirement for the race. USATF Masters national championship guidelines mandate that a runner wear a "back tag" indicating his/her age group. In other words, a sort of "bib number" must be worn on the runner's back so that competitors behind can identify that runner's age group. The Mad City 100K being a national championship race, this guideline will be enforced. We will provide each Masters runner with back tag which should be affixed by safety pin or otherwise. This means the back tag (or a reasonable facsimile) will have to be put on each shirt the runner might change during the race. The back tag will simply read "M40" or "F55", for example.
Mar 25, 2007 3164
Fri 2:45 pm
Monday March 12, 2007 6:00 pm:
From Timo, for your consideration
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center rests on the shore of Lake Monona, just down the street from the State Capitol. Every September the triathletes competing in Ironman Wisconsin swim, bike and run from this venue. The splendid architecture is the creation of Wisconsin native Frank Lloyd Wright.
More information (and photos) can be found at:
Mar 9, 2007 3251
22 hrs ago
Sunday March 11, 2007 6:00 pm:
From Timo, for your consideration
About half of our Mad City 100K race course goes through the world-famous University of Wisconsin Arboretum. Around here, we just call it "the Arb". Yes, there are a lot of trees, as well as prairie and so much more. The Arb is also a research and educational resource. Runners will see for themselves how very fortunate we are for the foresight of our ancestors who preserved this tract.
More information (and photos) can be found at:
Mar 9, 2007 3050
9 hrs ago
Saturday March 10, 2007 6:00 pm:
From Timo, for your consideration
The icon of our race logo - the state capitol building in Madison - is open to visitors for tours or just some old-fashioned self-guided gawking. Completed in 1917, our state capitol is a replica of the US Capitol. The great white granite dome is lighted at night and is a landmark you can see from just about everywhere, including from your airplane as you approach and leave Madison. It's at the center of the city.
More information (and photos) can be found at:
Mar 9, 2007 3351
2 hrs ago
Friday March 9, 2007 6:00 pm:
From Timo, for your consideration
Looking for something for the family to do while you run around the Mad City 100K race course? It's something you yourself might wish to do before or after the race: The Henry Vilas Zoo! It's a great zoo. Admission is free. The zoo is open every day of the year. And the zoo is right there at Vilas Park, adjacent to the start/finish area of our race. The zoo is open to visitors from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily.
More information (and photos) can be found at:
Mar 9, 2007 3101
Fri 7:11 am
Thursday January 18, 2007 12:00 am:
Webpage for Reports published
Timo updates the website with a new link to Reports. This webpage will make available important reports in a chronological index - with photos where appropriate. Website visitors are encouraged to click into Reports often for the latest race related information.
Jan 18, 2007 3293
Thu 9:01 pm
Wednesday January 3, 2007 12:00 am:
Webpage of Frequently Unasked Questions (FUQ's) published
Race director, Timo publishes a listing of the most common Frequently Unasked Questions  through a new link on the website, F U Q's.
Jan 3, 2007 3347
13 hrs ago
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